Percy Bysshe Shelley

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Zastrozzi is a novel written by Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, first published in 1810. Written when he was just 17 years old, it is a Gothic tale that revolves around the vengeful character Zastrozzi, an Italian outlaw and criminal mastermind, seeking revenge against the virtuous and moral Verezzi. Zastrozzi, driven by a deep-seated hatred, aims to destroy Verezzi's life and corrupt his soul. The narrative explores themes of revenge, morality, and the consequences of unchecked ambition. Zastrozzi showcases Shelley's early fascination with the darker aspects of human nature and the Gothic literary tradition of the time.

This book has 30,791 words, 62 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1810.

Production notes: This ebook of Zastrozzi was published by Global Grey in 2018, and updated on the 24th January 2024. The artwork used for the cover is 'Portrait of Lorenzo de' Medici' by Giorgio Vasari.

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